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by mithokie
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17895

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I am thinking that this probably will not even get put into place until 2009-2010 if it passes. However, the format of the tournament at the region level is decided by each region. I believe that some regions are already using a round robin format (someone correct me if I am wrong about this).
by mithokie
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17895

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

I attended the VHSL coaches meeting/rule clinic in Roanoke this evening. I would encourage coaches who have not attended yet to throw their support behind the proposed rule change/format change that would make the state tournament a round robin. It would be much better (in my opinion) to allow all t...
by mithokie
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8564

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

We have announced the following fee structure for our tournament on NAQT set IS-80A. First Team: $60 Each Additional Team: $40 Early Registration Discount: -$10 Buzzer Discounts: -$5 each Minimum Fee: $40 IS-80A Question Set Purchase: $15 You can register by snail mail, e-mail, or fax. A registratio...
by mithokie
Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4255

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

You're probably not interested in ancient history, but I played for a fairly strong Cleveland team in the early 1990's. When I was a freshman the team went to nationals (I now know that it was Chip-tastic). We used to go to tournaments at Walton (GA), Vanderbilt, Dalton (GA), and Lee College as well...
by mithokie
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8564

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Thank You Very much! Good Luck at Dunbar, my brother teaches at Lexington Catholic HS... they do the Governor's Cup, but apparently not much else.
by mithokie
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8564

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/08/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

We have been assigned set IS-80A by NAQT. Also, I still need moderator help in updating the date in the post title.
by mithokie
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24911

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

It would be most helpful if you could make a listing of tournaments that are using your sets (similar to NAQT's listing). I hope it goes well for you this year. We have already come to agreement for questions for our tournament this year. I am hopeful that we can play on some of your questions this ...
by mithokie
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8564

Re: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/22/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

Due to an error in my reading of the Virginia Tech football schedule (I thought VT was playing in Durham on 11/22), I am announcing that we are changing the date of our tournament from 11/22 to 11/8. Mods... please adjust the topic title to reflect the date change. Much Thanks,
by mithokie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 120547

Re: Missouri 08-09

In addition to swimmers... there are many other sports examples that could be used. Basketball Players playing AAU basketball all over the country all summer, High School aged kids playing as amateurs in professional golf and tennis events (more often true with girls than boys), high schoolers compe...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)
Replies: 72
Views: 11646

Re: Moderator Speed (from Panasonic Thread)

Going as fast as you possibly can is probably not the best idea if you are not able to read with proper inflection and punctuation. If you can go 200 mph and people can comprehend your words, take it a notch down (say to 180 mph) so that you can emphasize the punctuation. Read the punctuation. Maybe...
by mithokie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17895

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia

I will agree with AJ and say that Radford will be very good next year with Malik and Sanjay coming back. They always have a strong contingent to fill in the gaps. Rappahannock Co. will be good with AJ coming back. We at Auburn have two of our top 3 scorers coming back, but we have a lot of holes to ...
by mithokie
Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40790

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

I don't know how other teams qualified, but we got a phone call invitation that cited our 2nd place finish in the Three Rivers District tournament as the reason for our invitation. There were 4 teams there.... at least to qualify for PACE we had to qualify for our state tournament. Fortunately I was...
by mithokie
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5877

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

Thanks for doing this... you may also want to add the following: VHSL States 2/28 @ William & Mary (Can Shaun confirm this?) There was also some talk by the Scholastic Bowl advisory committee about trying to set uniform dates for VHSL District and Region competition, but it was unclear to me if this...
by mithokie
Tue May 27, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Order Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: DACQ Order Problems

Chris,

Your e-mail always bounces for me. We have not received the pre-nationals materials yet. (PACE is coming very soon) We still do not have any questions or study guides from February on.
by mithokie
Sun May 18, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Majors
Replies: 48
Views: 5831

Re: Majors

I know that Bob Powers at Cave Spring is certified in both Math and History. He student taught at Auburn under our Debate Coach/US History teacher. If you end up certified in both, you will likely be forced to teach math since there are less math teachers out there than there are history teachers. A...
by mithokie
Sat May 17, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Order Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: DACQ Order Problems

Your e-mail address does not work for me.

We have only received sets and study guides from August through January (by e-mail dated March 14)

So, we need the sets and study guides from February on.

Thanks,
by mithokie
Sat May 17, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!
Replies: 32
Views: 9323

Re: Pre-Nationals 07-08 poll time!

If you're casting votes for an Auburn in the top 25 poll in the nation, it had better be for Rockford, IL. While I appreciate the consideration, we, respectfully, are not even close to being considered worthy of the top 25.

Thanks
by mithokie
Sun May 11, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14434

Re: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1

Auburn High School (Riner, VA) is bringing two buzzer sets.
by mithokie
Thu May 08, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Repeating Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 2028

Re: Repeating Questions

I would say that you should not repeat a question unless the rules of the event specifically allow it, or if you as the moderator believe there is a specific reason that you should... (Like a cell phone went off halfway through the question or some other unusual circumstance). If a student just had ...
by mithokie
Tue May 06, 2008 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 32
Views: 8564

Announcement: EQUINE II (11/8/08) at Auburn HS (Riner, VA)

This is an early date claim for November 8, 2008. The second annual Eagle QUizbowl INvitational Event will be held the 2nd Saturday in November at Auburn High School in Riner, VA. We will be using NAQT questions with untimed rounds. The question set is yet to be determined. We had a small tournament...
by mithokie
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15425

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

How strictly do we need to adhere to the rules on substitutions? It looks like I am going to have seven kids, can I break the packet into thirds and substitute after TU 8 and again after TU 16? -or- Do I need to strictly follow NAQT rules and only substitute at halftime (after TU12?????) and one oth...
by mithokie
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament II: 05/03/08 (Richmond, VA)
Replies: 21
Views: 4907

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament II: 05/03/08 (Richmond, VA)

Auburn High School will bring 1 team and 2 buzzers if there is still room.
by mithokie
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO's
Replies: 26
Views: 3685

Re: Spring KMO's

Auburn High School (Riner, VA) 1190 points (our high in three attempts and over 100 point improvement from the fall.) I know it is pitiful compared to many of our peers on this board, but I expect it will be near the nationwide median score. Institutional knowedge of the topics that often come up on...
by mithokie
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15425

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

Auburn High School
Riner, VA would like to enter one team. I tried e-mailing you, but I did not get a response.

I don't have Paypal, so I will get my bookkeeper to write you a check.

Matt Beeken
Auburn High School
4163 Riner Road
Riner, VA 24149

mbeeken " AT " mcps "DOT" org
by mithokie
Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3192

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

Auburn is not going... I have birthday party plans for my daughter at my wife's parents. Auburn is planning to go to VCU on May 3.
by mithokie
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)
Replies: 114
Views: 22210

Re: 2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Virginia NAQT States is April 19, According to the UVA Quizbowl Web page.
by mithokie
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24641

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

I too thought the difficulty level fluctuated a lot. Overall, I thought that most of these questions were more difficult than the 07 and 06 state questions we had been practicing on. I am quite happy that we won a match, even if we did not go very far into the tournament. Congratulations to Radford,...
by mithokie
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Salisbury Hippocampus Super Bowl (4/19/08) @ Salisbury NC HS
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Salisbury Hippocampus Super Bowl (4/19/08) @ Salisbury NC HS

We are in the same situation as Cave Spring. We are planning on going to NAQT States 4/19/08 @ UVA. I thought there was some discussion about moving NAQT States to 4/12, but I am not sure if I am making that up. We will likely register if the weekend opens up for us.

Matt Beeken
Auburn HS
by mithokie
Mon Feb 25, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24641

Re: The ultra-big VHSL results thread

Is anyone going to make predictions for Saturday's State tournament? I am excited to take my team, and I am hopeful that we have a respectable showing. The Byko Ratings say we're heavy underdogs, but I don't think many of the teams at the A state are well-connected to the greater quizbowl world (in ...
by mithokie
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE 2008: May 31 to June 1
Replies: 68
Views: 14434

So, are the automatic qualification standards the same for 2008 NSC as they were for the 2007 NSC? If so, then I understand that Auburn (VA) can claim automatic qualification for one team by virtue of qualifying for the VHSL State Tournament. I am pretty excited about the prospect of attending. This...
by mithokie
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24641

Region C Results Saturday February 2, 2008 @ Holston HS Round 1 Parry McCluer d. Patrick Henry 165-160 Auburn d. James River 190-155 Round 2 Radford d. Parry McCluer 240-100 Auburn d. George Wythe 170-80 Round 3 Patrick Henry d. George Wythe 220-55 (George Wythe elim.) Parry McCluer d. James River 2...
by mithokie
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8305

I am not from UVA... but NAQT's website has the tournament listed as IS-70 for 2/23, but last we heard from Yangsta is that this was not finalized. I know that if I don't have a registration form by 2/8, I will probably be unable to get the trip together for my team. I am supposed to have all paper ...
by mithokie
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8305

NAQT.com lists the tournament as IS-74... which makes no sense, since that is the DACQ Weeknd of Quizbowl Sunday Tournament set.

Matt Beeken
by mithokie
Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The ultra-big VHSL results thread
Replies: 102
Views: 24641

Three Rivers District Region C Group A Results from District Tournament Thursday January 10, 2008 Round 1 Auburn Defeats Floyd County 225-85 Radford Defeats Eastern Montgomery 225-115 (???, I think) Round 2 Auburn Defeats Radford 160-150 Floyd County Defeats Eastern Montgomery (Score??) Eastern Mont...
by mithokie
Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pyramidal Math Tossups
Replies: 7
Views: 4228

While the quadratic example seems ugly, you are told that there is only one solution, so a really good math player will know that it is a perfect square trinomial. This can help you solve the problem quickly in a few different ways. The one root will be x=-b/2a, or you can divide everything by 2 and...
by mithokie
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team Supervision/Coaching with multiple teams at a tourney
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Team Supervision/Coaching with multiple teams at a tourney

Coaches... So, out of curiosity mostly, for coaches of those schools that send 2-7 teams to each tournament. What level of supervision/coaching do you provide for multiple teams. Do you always have an adult that follows each team? If so, who serves in that capacity? (Are they assistant coaches, pare...
by mithokie
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

If this tournament comes to fruition.. please e-mail me with the info

mbeeken AT mcps DOT org
by mithokie
Sat Nov 10, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

Auburn High School (Riner, VA) would definitely try to come... High Point is a shorter drive than Charlottesville for us. I don't think Jan 26 will be a popular SAT date for my kids, so I hopefully can get us there. February 2 is the deadline for VHSL Region Tournaments, so it is possible our region...
by mithokie
Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

Full results and statistics can be found below.

EQuInE I

Matt Beeken
Auburn High School
by mithokie
Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

Cave Spring A went undefeated in the morning (5-0) and went on to win the final. Honaker A was (4-1) in morning pool play and finished 2nd in the tournament with only two losses all day, both of them to Cave Spring A. Honaker B was in 5th place in the AM round robin with a (1-4) record, but after lu...
by mithokie
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

I can still take teams if anyone else is interested. I would need notice by Friday 6:00 AM at the latest in order to make arrangements for adding teams to the schedule. Please let me know by e-mail if you are interested in bringing a team. Thanks, Matt Beeken Tournament Director, Coach Auburn High S...
by mithokie
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

We're still at 6 teams, but could entertain many more! If you want to play on NAQT's IS-71A and haven't yet, you have a great opportunity to qualify for Nationals early this year in lovely Riner, VA!! I will enter a team or two from Auburn if we don't get more than 10 teams ultimately to help fill o...
by mithokie
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

Field Update 9/28/07 Only 3 Days until the Early Registration Deadline. Confirmed Registrations (6 Teams): Cave Spring (Roanoke, VA) 2 Teams Happy Valley (Elizabethton, TN) Eastern Montgomery (Elliston, VA) Honaker (Honaker, VA) 2 Teams Expressed Interest(Not sure if attending): Cave Spring (possibl...
by mithokie
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dynasty Academic Competition Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

I was using [email protected]
by mithokie
Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dynasty Academic Competition Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2889

Dynasty Academic Competition Questions

I am trying to place an order with Dynasty Academic Competition Questions... but the e-mails I send keep getting bounced. Is the company still going, or do I need to give up on my order? Sorry to put this on the forum, but I figured DumbJacques would see this at least. Thanks! my e-mail is mbeeken "...
by mithokie
Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

I just wanted to bump the post and remind anyone interested that the tournament's early registration deadline is 10/1/07 ($10 discount for early registration). I am still looking for official registrations. Field Update so far... I will update the field as I recieve registrations. Confirmed Registra...
by mithokie
Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

Just FYI, I sent snail mail invitation letters and registration forms to public schools within three hours of Auburn High School today. They should arrive sometime next week.

Matt Beeken
Auburn HS
by mithokie
Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CSI II (12/15/07) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 8114

I'll probably have a team or two there... It was an enjoyable experience last year. It was very well done, especially considering it was a first event. I would expect it to only be improved this year.

Matt Beeken
Auburn HS
by mithokie
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: EQUINE I (10/20/2007) @ Auburn HS (Riner, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4885

You should find a link to the registration form for the Equine I below. All of my contact information is at the bottom of the registration form. We are looking forward to your participation in our first tournament. Registration Form Click on the file EQReg07.doc (MS Word file) to get the registratio...